Who are these people to say anything about the lowering of the Australian boom?
Resources Minister Martin Ferguson blasted the complacency about the boom as he took aim at managers and unions for failing to keep costs down, declaring that wage claims would have to be cut in line with lower prices. ‘Industry itself has got to front up to better managing some of these projects. In terms of construction projects, management has become sloppy,’ he said.
Their industrial relations laws, mining taxes, profligate spending and intrusive regulations are all known quantities that have been raised since this government first took the reins. That it has all unraveled in their incompetent hands is nothing other than what ought to have been expected. So instead we get this from Martin Ferguson:
‘The world has changed. We’ve got a great opportunity as a nation, a great pipeline of investment, but you know it’s not guaranteed unless we work hard at delivering,’ he said after a speech on the industry’s future.
If only they’d taken this attitude five years ago before they botched it rather than trying to close the barn door after the horse has gone. What an absolutely incompetent government this has been.